dh_movefiles(1) — Linux manual page


DH_MOVEFILES(1)                 Debhelper                DH_MOVEFILES(1)

NAME         top

       dh_movefiles - move files out of debian/tmp into subpackages

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_movefiles [debhelper options] [--sourcedir=dir] [-Xitem]
       [file ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_movefiles is a debhelper program that is responsible for
       moving files out of debian/tmp or some other directory and into
       other package build directories. This may be useful if your
       package has a Makefile that installs everything into debian/tmp,
       and you need to break that up into subpackages.

       Note: dh_install is a much better program, and you are
       recommended to use it instead of dh_movefiles.

FILES         top

           Lists the files to be moved into a package, separated by
           whitespace. The filenames listed should be relative to
           debian/tmp/. You can also list directory names, and the whole
           directory will be moved.

OPTIONS         top

           Instead of moving files out of debian/tmp (the default), this
           option makes it move files out of some other directory. Since
           the entire contents of the sourcedir is moved, specifying
           something like --sourcedir=/ is very unsafe, so to prevent
           mistakes, the sourcedir must be a relative filename; it
           cannot begin with a `/'.

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
           Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename
           from being installed.

       file ...
           Lists files to move. The filenames listed should be relative
           to debian/tmp/. You can also list directory names, and the
           whole directory will be moved. It is an error to list files
           here unless you use -p, -i, or -a to tell dh_movefiles which
           subpackage to put them in.

NOTES         top

       Note that files are always moved out of debian/tmp by default
       (even if you have instructed debhelper to use a compatibility
       level higher than one, which does not otherwise use debian/tmp
       for anything at all). The idea behind this is that the package
       that is being built can be told to install into debian/tmp, and
       then files can be moved by dh_movefiles from that directory. Any
       files or directories that remain are ignored, and get deleted by
       dh_clean later.

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

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